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  1. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs Uniforms

    I love how they just kind of threw some yellow in there, even though the color is not really part of the team's palette and has never been featured in anything else the abstract diagonal "rain" lines are pretty awesome, though
  2. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs Uniforms

    This was a great uniform. Lighten up the blue a little bit, and make the blue stripes at the end of the sleeves a little bit wider, and you end up with something that could have stood the test of time for the lightning. What an interesting time for NHL jerseys, right around the turn of the century. The Kings were in more of a Purple phase, and the Stars were moving on towards Green after both teams had been a black/white aethetic for much of the 90s. SO you'd think that the Lightning could have really owned their mostly black/white look, however, the Sabres and Capitals, two teams with traditionally colorful looks, had both recently phased in more drab looks with black road uniforms. The only thing that bothered me about TB was that the Lightnings white shoulder yokes on the black jersey sometimes made it hard to tell the difference between them and a team with a white jersey and dark shoulders. I was mostly watching locally televised Thrashers games at the time on non-HD tv sets, obviously, so the Thrashers white jerseys with dark blue shoulders sometimes looked kind of similar to the Lightning for those in-division games
  3. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs Uniforms

    I think the more "casual fan" enjoys the simplicity of the Lightning's uniforms, and even maybe the Hurricanes uniforms to some extent, both uniforms that i personally abhor. A lot of us on this board tear apart teams that do this original-6-dress-up thing, but i don't think the casual fan cares at all. I was talking to my roommate about this the other day, who watches a decent bit of hockey and pretty much said, "don't you think the Lightning have some of the best uniforms in the league"? I proceeded to give him all of the reasons why I thought that they DIDNT have good uniforms, in fact i'd rank them in the bottom-10 of the league, right around 20. i cited how they are original 6 ripoffs, how they just look like the Leafs, how they should have more black, and how the logo from the previous Edge set was far more fitting for a modern team ... afterwards, i think he agreed with those points, but he also didn't know what to say, haha, like: this guy has way too much time on his hands to think this much about uniforms..... The point is. we are uniform nerds and in general, it seems like the majority of this board doesn't like what the lightning have done (obviously it's an opinion and is subjective, but i'm just going off of what i've observed). To the normal hockey fan, they are just simple , inoffensive, clean unis, and are probably held in a higher esteem I'd be more interested to know how popular they are among the Lightning fanbase.
  4. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs Uniforms

    agreed on your thoughts on both of those teams -- i remember clearly that the Sharks update was met with a good bit of backlash on this board with, a lot of people hating their "drop the hem stripes for a lighter feeling jersey for the players" bull :censored:, and understandably so, but their new design has definitely grown on me. it looks so much cleaner without the shoulder yoke, which just made it feel more cluttered. The consistency they have between their home/road and their black alternates with that simple arm striping is nice as well, although i almost feel like the black alts should also have that thin orange stripe in there. overall, they clearly aren't as good as the 90s throwback alternates, but now i'm thinking it was a nice step forward for them after it was originally a "meh" from me when first unveiled. Blues new uniforms are simply beautiful. top-5 look in the league.
  5. College Football Uniforms - 2016 Season

    I agree with all of your points-- but i end up giving it like a 5 out of 10, because of all of those points, haha. some of those things-- the pants without stripes, the mismatching golds, they just seem like obvious fixes, no idea why Pitt didn't do that. the number font is indeed very very strange, i am hoping that they at least serve a functional purpose and are legible from a distance, but aesthetically, they look really messy.The helmet is just so beautiful, it's a shame that it goes to waste here. fix the numbers, fix the golds, and make the pants a simplified version of the arm striping, and you have a strong 8/10 uniform here. until then, this uniform is just going to bother me. hopefully it's like Purdue and they just change it again next season.
  6. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs Uniforms

    Mmmm..... disagree. the collar, the oversized shoulder logos, the inconsistent designs from arm to sidepanels, the way the white blob on the arms weirdly end. Another weird triangular shape created by the side panels. Oh, and the socks that were probably the worst of all the vertical Edge sock designs. Some older designs I find myself looking back on nostalgically, like the original Thrashers sweaters, this one didn't age so well.
  7. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs Uniforms

    Wow. hadn't looked at it in a while, but you could make an argument that the thrashers jersey seen there is the worst uniform in NHL history.
  8. Liquor and Craft Beer Logo/Label Designs

    Some of the better beer companies here in Georgia Creature Comforts, really good beer Monday Night has a really consistent thing going that can sometimes be fun Orpheus goes with an elaborate Greek thing but does it colorfully Love the sunset gradients in this one from 3 taverns!
  9. NBA Changes 2016-17 Season

    is that roundel the primary logo or secondary, though? hopefully not primary. if so, it's an example of just blindly following a trend. if it's a more rarely used logo, i don't think it's a bad supplement to the brand.
  10. 2016-17 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    And that's what matters, as much as i agree with your assessment on the gloves and the DALLAS pants, they did a good job with this uni refresh. It's similar to Nashville, although some of us on this board may not be crazy about the piping on the unis (or the yellow alt helmets), the yellow has really resonated with the fanbase and everyone in Nashville seems to love them. The only problem that they might have is that no one buys the white unis having been to a bunch of games in nashville i can tell you that the fans love the team's identity and that everyone seems to own a yellow jersey.
  11. 2016-17 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    Yep that definitely settles it.
  12. 2016-17 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    I would just say that the designer most likely did not intend to hide a SJ in there, it's the FANS that have decided that there is a hidden message in there. it's way too much of a stretch and the "letters" you pointed out on the last page are barely even letters as much as they are large blobs. it really comes down to, did the designer intend it? I would say no, but we'd have to hear from him. Maybe we can tweet him or find his phone number and find out haha, but until then, I would just say that they are clearly "accent/motion" lines on the body of a shark; small accent details used in the illustration of the logo that were in no way intended to hide letters. Final point, you mention that the shading doesn't look realistic, well it's a pretty unrealistic logo in the first place that kind of looks like an anime-ish rendering to me, so i don't think realism in those small accents was a top priority when making a somewhat cartoonish logo.
  13. 2016-17 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    Lol this is from so long ago. The "SJ" seen above is a bit of a stretch, sorry. Kind of like when people used to say there is a face in the puck of the Avs logo-- people see what they want after staring at a logo for too long, especially uniforms nerds like us This Dallas - St. Louis uniform matchup is absolutely beautiful. I know some people don't like the "original 6 dress-up" of the Stars, but this has to be the best uniform matchup of the 4 series. The contrast of the green against the blue/yellow is especially nice. the Blues managed to go from a bottom-5 uniform set in the league to a top-5 set immediately after they "fixed" all the problems with the Edge set IMO. That's gotta be pretty rare, going from one of the worst to one of the best especially in a sport like hockey with so many classic looks. The Blue Jays in MLB are really the only team that came to mind across the major 4 sports that falls in to that category. The Panthers at least have the potential to go from a bottom-10 look in the league to a top-10.
  14. 2016-17 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    I actually like that, a lot. The dark blue lines really help the striping.
  15. MLB 2016 Changes

    I'm sorry but this looks awful especially on TV. usually i'm a supporter of experimentation when it comes to baseball jerseys because so many teams tend to look the same in the MLB, but this is making me re-think that position. The shoulders, under-arm side panel area, and bottom of the pants all look like some sort of mistake that happens when you wash white & red clothes at the same time. the piping only going half-way on the pants and arms is so stupid, it just makes it look cheap. The font looks like a poorly rendered Michigan State ripoff. The d-backs have something with the bright teal that they introduced in other uniforms. I like the dark grey jersey with the teal, other than the fact that you can't read the numbers on TV. they should start from scratch with this re-brand and base it around the teal. I suppose that ship has already sailed....